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Numinous is a panoramic 16x40x1.5 inches oil painting landscape of a glowing autumn path with vibrantly coloured trees. Numinous means ‘spiritual in quality’ and autumn paths do have that feeling when the sun shines through the leaves and make a woodland come alive with colour. This particular path was inspired by a little village in Sussex called Fairwarp which has lots of little pockets of ancient woodland in and around it. I both love woodland and fear it as I get lost in it quite easily but it always intrigues me how different the atmospheres are in different forests and glades. This woodland is a spiritual one and feels like it leads to revelations of the best kind. I include in the photos of the painting the original drawing that I made for it. It is idiotically simple but I was pleased with the resultant painting. Painted on deep edge canvas, dark purple edges, ready to hang, does not need framing.


PublisherGill Bustamante

About the artist

I am an independent artist based in Sussex and am known for my large contemporary landscape oil paintings which blend the near-abstract with the traditional. 

I did an art foundation course at Chelsea in 1979 and completed a fine art degree in Brighton in 1983.

My painting style is a fusion of Impressionist, Semi-abstract, messy Art Nouveau and something I term ‘memory impressionism’. This is where I go walking somewhere rural, look at and absorb the things I see and experience, and then come home and try to capture an ‘echo’ of the place from memory including any wildlife I may have seen. This is especially interesting in ancient places like England as there is magic in this world that many people don’t get a chance to see if they live in cities. I see it and I like to share it.

I like to think that paintings have ‘little souls’ woven into them by artist’s and that these are what call to a viewer (or not as the case may be) and give a painting presence and desirability. My paintings call to those who similarly like to look beyond the mundane and towards the spiritual.

My driving ambition is to paint a way out of this universe and into a better one which is why most of my artwork features pathways, portals, and little mysteries. One day I may disappear and you will know I have succeeded.

Painting always makes me happy along with cake, bunnies, driving erratically, BBC 6 music and totally irreverent comedy.

Please contact me if you would like to make an appointment to view artwork (East Sussex) or to discuss a commission. I am always very happy to meet people! 


Best wishes, Gill  

Other work of Gill Bustamante

An Ancient Glamour
Painting, 60x36x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
A Lingering Magic
Painting, 36x36x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
Autumn Sings
Painting, 40x30x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
Closes from
31 May 2022 16:41

Starting bid € 20,-
Echo of an English Summer
Painting, 40x40x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
The Promised Land
Painting, 36x48x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
Coming Home
Painting, 40x40x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
Closes from
19 May 2022 19:10

Starting bid € 20,-
Caught in the Act
Painting, 48x48x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
November Moment
Painting, 40x30x1.5 inch (w/h/d)
The Last Goodbye
Painting, 48x36x1.5 inch (w/h/d)